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  • Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Top 5 Finalists!

  • Five finalists have been chosen from school-level honorees for the Horry County Schools 2024 Teacher of the Year distinction.

    The top 5 Finalists are:

    • Brennan Allen, Carolina Forest High 
    • Meredith Chandler, North Myrtle Beach High 
    • Emma Lyn Cain, Pee Dee Elementary
    • James Ryan Carter, Scholars Academy
    • Suzanne Troiani, Socastee High

    In May, one of the five finalists will be named the HCS Teacher of the Year.


March 1, 2023 was an exciting day across Horry County Schools as our 5 finalists for Teacher of the Year were announced! Go behind-the-scenes as we surprised each of the 5 in their own schools and classrooms!

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About Horry County Schools

  • Horry County Schools is inspiring possibilities for student success through a broad range of unique teaching and learning opportunities.

    Horry (pronounced O-Ree) County Schools is made up of 56 schools within nine attendance areas: Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and St. James. Horry County Schools has more than 45,000 students and is South Carolina’s third-largest school district.